[CentOS-devel] Re: bugs.centos.org (was RE: Re: kernel-2.6.9-42.37.EL.c4test is available for i686 and x86_64 in the Testing Repo)

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Sun Jan 7 16:32:45 UTC 2007

John Summerfield spake the following on 1/7/2007 4:35 AM:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> John Summerfield wrote:
>>> It seems to me that the word "issue" is frequently used when someone
>>> doesn't wish to acknowledge a bug, outage or other problem or
>>> deficiency exists with their product or service.
>> The reason why we prefer to think of it as being an issue tracker
>> rather than a bug tracker is because we use the bugs.centos.org setup
>> for things other than bugs as well.
>> eg. We often ask for good and bad feedback on packages in the testing
>> repositories on the "issue tracker". We might also register an issue
>> at bugs.centos.org and actually report it elsewhere where the bug
>> really exists and use the bugs.centos.org ticket as just that - an
>> issue tracker. There have also often been many situations where we've
>> tracked specific driver issues ( some bugs, mostly just user issues )
>> there as well.
>> I suppose most organisations have a support system, a bug tracker, a
>> contact and knowledge base setup. We just have the mailing lists and
>> the issue tracker :)
> I'll try to remember that in CentOS, "issue" usually means "bug" or
> "problem:-)" I found myself wondering what on earth Johnny was talking
> about a few moments ago.
> I have learned a fairly liberal interpretation of "bug," which can
> reasonably include documentation problems (including absence and lack of
> clarity) and suggestions for improvement. And design and even
> specification errors: it seems to me the fact that mkisofs can modify
> its source tree is a bug even though this behaviour is documented.
I would think that if someone is having a problem, it would be an "issue". But
once it can be reproduced, it would be verified as a bug.


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